Chad VanGaalen announces new album, Shrink Dust, streams “Where Are You?”

    Enigmatic Canadian singer/songwriter and producer Chad VanGaalen is used to wrapping his eccentric songs in interesting, melodic flourishes and his latest is no exception. “Where Are You?”, the first song off his new album Shrink Dust, is a crowded and clanking lo-fi pop cut that showcases his continued ability to marry two seemingly disparate worlds.

    Even with a remarkably distorted and grainy backdrop, VanGaalen, as always, lets his skilled songwriting rise above the sometimes bizarre production techniques. The result? A number that’s equal parts jangly and dramatic. Listen in below.

    Shrink Dust, the follow-up to 2011’s Diaper Islandwas self-produced at VanGaalen’s Yoko Eno home studio in Calgary, Alberta. It’s due out on April 29th release date via Sub Pop.


    Shrink Dust Tracklist:
    01. Cut Off My Hands
    02. Where Are You?
    03. Frozen Paradise
    04. Lila
    05. Weighed Sin
    06. Monster
    07. Evil
    08. Leaning On Bells
    09. All Will Combine
    10. Weird Love
    11. Hangman’s Son
    12. Cosmic Destroyer

    In support, he’s set a short US tour that kicks off in mid-May.

    Chad VanGaalen 2014 Tour Dates:
    05/13 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile-End
    05/14 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears Place
    05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
    05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
    05/17 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
    05/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
    05/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
    05/20 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
    05/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Do 317 Lounge
    05/22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    05/23 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room